Turn Of A Friendly Card: Legacy Edition (Hk)

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Review Text With two of the Alan Parsons Project's best songs, the lovely ballad "Time" and the wavy-sounding "Games People Play," The Turn of a Friendly Card remains one of this group's most enjoyable albums. Parsons' idea, the subject of the album's six tracks, centers around the age-old temptation of gambling and its stranglehold on the human psyche. On "Games People Play," vocalist Lenny Zakatek sounds compelling and focused, giving the song a seriousness that aids in realization of the album's concept. With "Time," it is Eric Woolfson who carries this luxurious-sounding ode to life's passing to a place above and beyond any of this band's other slower material. The breakdown of human willpower and our greedy tendencies are highlighted in the last track, entitled "The Turn of a Friendly Card," which is broken into five separate parts. "Snake Eyes," sung by Chris Rainbow, is the most compelling of the five pieces, and ties together the whole of the recording. As in every Parsons album, an instrumental is included, in this case an interesting number aptly titled "The Gold Bug." Like most of the band's instrumentals, its flow and rhythm simulate the overall tempo and concept of the album, acting as a welcome interlude. Although short, The Turn of a Friendly Card is to the point and doesn't let down when it comes to carrying out its idea. ~ Mike DeGagne

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. May be a Price to Pay
  2. 2. Games People Play
  3. 3. Time
  4. 4. I Don't Wanna Go Home
  5. 5. Gold Bug
  6. 6. Turn of a Friendly Card, Pt.1
  7. 7. Snake Eyes
  8. 8. Ace of Swords
  9. 9. Nothing Left to Lose
  10. 10. Turn of a Friendly Card, Pt.2
  11. 11. May be a Price to Pay [Intro/Demo]
  12. 12. Nothing Left to Lose [Basic Backing Track]
  13. 13. Nothing Left to Lose [Chris Rainbow Overdub Vocal Compilation]
  14. 14. Nothing Left to Lose [Early Studio Version with Eric's Guide Vocal]
  15. 15. Time [Early Studio Attempt]
  16. 16. Games People Play [Rough Mix]
  17. 17. Gold Bug [Demo]

CD: 2

  1. 18. May Be a Price to Pay [Eric's Songwriting Diary]
  2. 19. Games People Play [Eric's Songwriting Diary]
  3. 20. Time [Eric's Songwriting Diary]
  4. 21. I Don't Wanna Go Home [Eric's Songwriting Diary]
  5. 22. Turn of a Friendly Card [Eric's Songwriting Diary]
  6. 23. Snake Eyes [Eric's Songwriting Diary]
  7. 24. Nothing Left to Lose [Eric's Songwriting Diary]
  8. 25. TOFC/Snake Eyes/I Don't Wanna Go Home [Eric's Songwriting Diary]
  9. 26. May Be a Price to Pay [Early Version/Eric Guide Vocals & Unused Guitar Solo]
  10. 27. Games People Play [Early Version, Eric Guide Vocal]
  11. 28. Time [Orchestra & Chris Rainbow Backing Vocals]
  12. 29. Gold Bug [Early Reference Version]
  13. 30. Turn of a Friendly Card, Pt.1 [Early Backing Track]
  14. 31. Snake Eyes [Early Version/Eric Guide Vocal]
  15. 32. The Ace of Swords [Early Version With Synch "Orchestration"]
  16. 33. The Ace of Swords [Early Version With Piano on Melody]
  17. 34. Turn of a Friendly Card, Pt.2 [Eric Guide Vocal and Extended Guitar Solo]
  18. 35. Games People Play [Single Edit]
  19. 36. Turn of a Friendly Card [Single Edit]
  20. 37. Snake Eyes [Single Edit]

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Release Date
11/13/15 

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